Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Spring Rain"

Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Spring Rain

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Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Spring Rain
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Spring Rain
Date:1935 (this artwork: <=1950s)
Publisher:Watanabe - 渡辺
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 36.5 x 24.5cm (image size)
Condition:Basically fine. Some light handling creases in the margins. Printed on fine washi paper.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:11877-Kasamatsu_Shiro
Notes:This scene is rarely found in the market. This print does not have a Watanabe publisher seal, making it either pre-war or an early post-war edition. Almost all editions I have seen are pre-war, and I have seen no editions with Watanabe 7mm (>=1958) or later seals.
Artist Biography:
Shiro Kasamatsu ranks among the top ten Shin Hanga artists. He was born in 1896 and given the name Shiro (though with different kanji characters to those used on his prints). Kasamatsu studied Japanese-style paintings with Kaburagi Kiyochika, whose encouragement led Kasamatsu to begin designing woodblock prints for Watanabe in 1919. He published many prints with Watanabe in the 1930s and subsequently published many more with Unsodo from 1952 to 1959. In the 1960s he finished his affiliations with publishers and began self-carving and self-printing woodblock prints in the Sosaku Hanga style.
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